USAF Nurse Corps - page 3

I am new to this forum and have been reading the posts for quite a while. I am very interested in the USAF Nurse corps and was wondering if anyone who is currently active duty could share some... Read More

  1. by   Gennaver
    Quote from JazzyT
    Thanks for all the responses. Everyone has been very helpful! No, I have never been in the military besides growing up in a military family, but something about it has always appealed to me. I thought about it when I first applied to nursing school, but my husband talked me out of it. Now, he seems really psyched about it. I am guessing because he has received more information about it and the fact that I will be going in as an officer and not an enlistee. I still, however, am going to check out the USPHS. Tried to go to that website again. It did come up but most of the links are still not working. I will just give them a call this week and get some information. So many things to think about, but for now have to go finish studying...it's crunch time with finals just around the corner!
    Hello,
    Maybe it would be much easier to read the CC of the PHS site, (the Commissioned Corps Officers of the Public Health Service.) A new BSN starts as an 0-2 with a rank of LTJG, (LT junior grade) and receives Base salary, BAS and BAH.

    I had planned to serve a tour in the Army Nurse corps and then go to the CC of the PHS, (they recognize your military time as long as you are under 8 years Active Duty and you are under 44-age rated for service, you can apply).

    Now that I am having issues with my Army application, I am back to square one with not being certain on the route to go...hmph.
  2. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from Gennaver
    Hello,
    Maybe it would be much easier to read the CC of the PHS site, (the Commissioned Corps Officers of the Public Health Service.) A new BSN starts as an 0-2 with a rank of LTJG, (LT junior grade) and receives Base salary, BAS and BAH.

    I had planned to serve a tour in the Army Nurse corps and then go to the CC of the PHS, (they recognize your military time as long as you are under 8 years Active Duty and you are under 44-age rated for service, you can apply).

    Now that I am having issues with my Army application, I am back to square one with not being certain on the route to go...hmph.

    Gen,

    I am sorry to hear about that, but don't give up. It took me several months to get everything straight with my application. It takes persistence with any branch.
  3. by   mommy3k
    Quote from wtbcrna
    Gen,

    I am sorry to hear about that, but don't give up. It took me several months to get everything straight with my application. It takes persistence with any branch.
    You can say that again! I started talking to my recruiter in August and I have just completed the "over 40" portion of my MEPS physical!!! I'm still waiting to hear back about that and it has been over two weeks ago. In the menatime, I just had to re-sign all the application paperwork (AGAIN)...
    Recruiter said as soon as he gets the rest of my physical back, assuming everything is ok, he can finally send my package up for review! Maybe this is a test of my patience...lol. If all goes well, I should be in good ol' HOT Alabama during July and August :angryfire LOL!

    Thanks for the Public Health Service info...I'll look into that in case the USAF falls through...it is taking so long I'm beginning to wonder if it's meant to be! Sorry about the rant, but I feel better now .

    Mommy3k
  4. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from mommy3k
    You can say that again! I started talking to my recruiter in August and I have just completed the "over 40" portion of my MEPS physical!!! I'm still waiting to hear back about that and it has been over two weeks ago. In the menatime, I just had to re-sign all the application paperwork (AGAIN)...
    Recruiter said as soon as he gets the rest of my physical back, assuming everything is ok, he can finally send my package up for review! Maybe this is a test of my patience...lol. If all goes well, I should be in good ol' HOT Alabama during July and August :angryfire LOL!

    Thanks for the Public Health Service info...I'll look into that in case the USAF falls through...it is taking so long I'm beginning to wonder if it's meant to be! Sorry about the rant, but I feel better now .

    Mommy3k
    If all your paperwork is going right, leave immediately......you must not be applying for the military.....lol

    I had to redo that long military security clearance 3 or 4 times alone because it kept getting lost or something was wrong etc. Then when I got to my first duty station I had to actually sit down at the security manager's desk and type all the information into the security system for them.......
  5. by   Gennaver
    Quote from wtbcrna
    Gen,

    I am sorry to hear about that, but don't give up. It took me several months to get everything straight with my application. It takes persistence with any branch.
    Hello wtbcrna,

    Actually it isn't as bad as it seems or sounds.

    I have not relinquished my commission yet and even though much is in the air, the underlying detail is that everything is locked down.

    My oath was taken after my contract was signed. Done.

    Now, I am trying to amend a few things on the contract, (bonus and loan repayment). This should be simple.

    The tough part was the ship date. It is still tough but, even though I am in the FNP post ms certifate program and have a local job lined up post graduation...I still do NOT want to request a release...

    It appears that I may indeed be heading to OBLC in September...

    My poor recruiter! I am sure I caused him some headaches, (you guys too). However it is a difficult process if there are any extenuating circumstances and my application had several.

    Will see.
    Gen
  6. by   Zee449
    Quote from wtbcrna
    If all your paperwork is going right, leave immediately......you must not be applying for the military.....lol

    I had to redo that long military security clearance 3 or 4 times alone because it kept getting lost or something was wrong etc. Then when I got to my first duty station I had to actually sit down at the security manager's desk and type all the information into the security system for them.......
    Thank you so much for that statement!
    I have been trying to do this deal since 8/06. Long story but generally...
    Did a heck of a lot of research ANC and AFNC
    Wanted ANC, Husband said "I don't think so..."

    Did all papers, references, MEPS,interviews.....
    Got promised the moon, was supposed to go in in Jan....March....May...
    Told I could't have another Recruiter. "There isn't another one"
    Told I couldn't talk to his commander
    If anyone is having trouble in Dallas Fort Worth email me. I found I other guy (ex-navy going AF nurse) He knew the ropes and was able to get his pushed thru. as he had been having this trouble since July 2006.
    Very very very bad recruiter in very very bad trouble with the Air force now.

    I transfered to San Antonio AFR as I have been living there while working a contract.
    Awesome professionalism in recruiting there!
    Age waiver was never sent (they just found this one last week)
    Name never placed on "scroll" (found this out on day 1)
    packet was never sent completed!!! - 3 times (their QA error program showed over 164 errors)
    I know all of the above because they pulled my packet and found all this out and were HONSEST.
    It's all in now and I will go re-sign it all next week and hope to get the answer back in 2-4 weeks. They are saying July 2nd. Worst case August.
    They have apologized profuecly, taken me to Willford hall and let me see and talk to nurses. I will try to post some of the information on other threads related to what I have learned in the last 3 weeks about promotions, positions, timelines, nurse transitions, deployeements ec. These were wonderful nurses and I can not thank them enough! BUT

    I was really feeling alone and like a horrid trouble maker and that maybe they didn't want me... until I read this Thread! I can not thank you enough!

    Mack
  7. by   Miss Mab
    pfft!
    Last edit by Miss Mab on Oct 15, '07
  8. by   amowvu96
    Hi all,

    I'm a ADN student but I am going to continue on to my BSN and I really want to join the air force. I just had a quick question for you all. What are the vision requirements for Nurses in the Air Force.

    Thanks much,
    Janine (Trapped at Tyndall AFB with her hubby who is enlisted.)
  9. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from amowvu96
    Hi all,

    I'm a ADN student but I am going to continue on to my BSN and I really want to join the air force. I just had a quick question for you all. What are the vision requirements for Nurses in the Air Force.

    Thanks much,
    Janine (Trapped at Tyndall AFB with her hubby who is enlisted.)
    Basically to get in the AF, w/o a waiver as a nurse, you should have vision correctable to 20/20, and no underlying problems i.e. cataracts, glaucoma etc.

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